Working until all hours of the night/morning I got this mosaic on mirror done in time to hang it in my show at Barrister Winery today! It is glass and mosaiced concrete sculpture on mirror. 24x36 for $975.
My first large glass mosaic since I took the 'radical dimensions in glass' workshop in Oakland. It is such a different process than painting, but I love the dimension, shimmer and texture of glass. This a 24x36 framed mosaic with a dimesional mosaiced concrete body for the peacock. $945
I don't paint dogs very often...this is my third dog painting, but the Children's Clinic in Tualatin wanted a large giclee dog print from an original I sold long ago...so I decided to create a new one aptly titled "Waiting Room Blues" . It is an original acrylic on gallery wrapped 15x48 canvas for $1,250.
So much fun to do a great big painting with huge wriggling trout! Yeah. This one will be going into my upcoming March show at Barrister Winery in Spokane. It is an acrylic on 36x60 gallery stretched canvas for $3,975.
Well...I just finished grouting my first and smallest panel in a series of seven panels that will make up the new mosaic mural for the Mellow Monkey Yoga Studio in Millwood, WA This panel is 2 feet by 2 feet, some are quite a bit larger. It has glass, mirror and stone as well as three dimensional mosaiced concrete sculptures (the lotus and bud in this panel) Stay tuned as I make slow and steady progress on this project!
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Artist Melissa Cole often finds herself snorkeling with salmon, smooching manatees, and swimming with tiger sharks. It is from these amazing encounters that she derives much of the inspiration for her vividly colored, heavily textured and patterned acrylic paintings.
Cole was born in Oregon and raised in London, Hong Kong, and India. She graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Zoology and spent time as a naturalist guide in Mexico. She’s written over 30 children’s natural history books and travels with her husband Brandon, who is a wildlife photographer specializing in marine life. Melissa has always dabbled in art, but has spent the last ten years fully devoted to it. She is strongly influenced by ethnic patterns, which she sees in her travels abroad. “You’ll find lots of dots, and a distinct border pattern in each of my pieces.” Her work is found in galleries ranging from Stephan Fine Arts in Anchorage, Alaska to The Wild Side Gallery in Key West, Florida.